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[ontolog-forum] Last call for participation - International Semantic Web

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From: Li Ding <dingl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:51:45 -0400
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(apology for cross posting)    (01)

You are invited to ISWC 2008, the major international forum for the 
Semantic Web.
The conference serves introductory tutorials, cutting-edge research 
exhibitions of the latest business products, and many social activities. 
It also
offers great social networking opportunities for meeting academic leaders,
industrial practitioners, researchers, developers, and students.    (02)

==Attending Conference==
ISWC 2008 will be held in Karlsruhe Germany, October 26-30, 2008.
http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/    (03)

Please register online by October 9 to save 100 eu and take advantage of 
hotel offers which are good if made four weeks in advance.
http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/registration/    (04)

==Highlights of the Conference Program==
* 11 tutorials on, e.g., Introduction to Semantic Web, Ontology, RDFa, 
   Business Intelligence, Health Care, Applications, Linked Data.
   (http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/tutorials)    (05)

* 13 workshops on, e.g., e-science, semantic reasoning, software 
  web service, knowledge extraction, scalability, and social network.
   (http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/workshops)    (06)

* 10 keynote and invited industrial talks
- Multimedia Semantic Web, Ramesh Jain (UCI)
- Freebase: An Open, Writable, John Giannandre (Metaweb Technologies)
- How can the Semantic Web Community be more convincing, Stefan Decker, 
(DERI Galway, Ireland)
- Semantic Wikis: Fusing the two strands of the Semantic Web, Mark 
Greaves (Vulcan Inc.)
- Internet of Services, York Sure (SAP Research)
- Semantic Web @ BBN, Mike Dean (BBN)
- Data Intelligence, Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft Research)
- Semantic Web in Asia: Example Use Cases, Tony Lee (SaltLux)
- Making the Web searchable, Peter Mika (Yahoo Inc),
- Semantic Web from an industry perspective, Jürgen Angele (Ontoprise)    (07)

* 57 paper presentations, including 14 in Semantic Web in-use track    (08)

* 55 posters and 32 demonstrations, a panel on OWL2, and lightning talks    (09)

* social events, social networking, reception, banquet and dancing.
- see http://iswc2008.semanticweb.org/program/social-events/
- see http://iswc2008.crowdvine.com/ for meeting people    (010)

* co-located events: RR'2008 and OWLED'2008    (011)

The complete conference program is available at 
http://tinyurl.com/iswc08-pdf.    (012)

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